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Operation Refugee launches for 2024

Today on World Refugee Day, Christian World Service has launched Operation Refugee for 2024, the annual challenge where churches raise funds for people forced to flee their homes as refugees.

Taonga News  |  20 Jun 2024  |

Christian World Service (CWS) is calling on churches, youth movements, schools and Christian organisations to sign up to Operation Refugee 2024, the annual CWS fundraising challenge that makes a big difference in the lives of people going through a traumatic refugee experience.

Groups stepping up to the Operation Refugee challenge can fundraise by undertaking one of three solidarity experiences that raise funds while helping us to gain a glimpse of the common hardships faced by refugees. 

The 2024 Operation Refugee Sponsorship Challenges are:

1. Walk the Talk a 10km walk (or a walk that challenges you)
2. Shelter Challenge a “construct your own shelter and sleep in it’ challenge, and
3. Food for Life a day on refugee camp rations

For more info on how to advertise your sign up and take part in Operation Refugee go to: Operation Refugee NZ

Operation Refugee directs funds to church-based organisations that care for people living in dire conditions, who have left homes and jobs to avoid war, or lawlessness, violence and persecution.

CWS partners are on the ground in both war zones and in neighbouring refugee host countries, to provide people with urgent necessities such as shelter, psychosocial support, healthcare and food as well as longer-term livelihoods training that benefits both displaced and host communities. 

Among the groups Christian World Service partners support are Ukrainian, Palestinian and Syrian refugees, which together make up more than 50% of all refugees in the world today.

To take part in Operation Refugee, go to: Operation Refugee NZ
For resources (including posters) to advertise your Operation Refugee project, go to:Refugee Sunday Resources

Christian World Service is the official ecumenical aid and development agency of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia alongside AWA, the Anglican aid and development arm of Anglican Missions.